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The popular vote

Published in the Toronto Sun

5 May 2011

The corpse of Michael Ignatieff’s Liberal leadership isn’t even cold yet, and already the left-leaning whiners are complaining Stephen Harper doesn’t have the right to govern because he only got 39.62% of the popular vote. Doesn’t have the right to govern? I wonder if these whiners realize Jean Chretien’s Liberals won majorities in 1997 with 38.46% and in 2000 with 40.85%? Bob Rae won a majority government in Ontario in 1990 with 37.6%. Under the rules of our parliamentary system, they had as much right to govern as Harper does now.

Bruce Forsyth

(Poor losers)

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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